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Man Gets 40-Year-Jail Term for Killing Wife

In her judgement, Justice Winifred Nabisinde said prosecution had proved beyond reasonable doubt that Adupa was behind the murder of his wife. She sentenced Adupa to 40 years in jail. She, however, said the convict would serve 36 years given the fact that he has spent 4 years on remand.
Thirty-one-year-old Dickens Adupa, a resident of Awumi Dani village in Kole district is to spend the next 40 years in jail for murdering his wife. 

Lira Resident Judge, Winifred Nabisinde, on Monday found Adupa guilty of killing Sharon Eluny.

Court heard that on May 7, 2013, Adupa killed Eluny following a domestic quarrel. Fiona Ajok, one of the witnesses says she heard Eluny screaming for help and rushed to the couple's house only to find her lying down bleeding.

She explained that she saw Adupa and his relatives trying to tie a rope around the deceased's body probably to dupe the public that she had committed suicide. Ajok said she immediately reported the matter to Bala police post, which arrested the suspects.

In her judgement, Justice Winifred Nabisinde said prosecution had proved beyond reasonable doubt that Adupa was behind the murder of his wife. She, therefore sentenced Adupa to 40 years in jail.  She, however, said the convict would serve 36 years given the fact that he has spent four years on remand.

Justice Nabisinde said the sentence would serve as a deterrent to people who think like Adupa that killing is a solution to domestic disputes. Adupa pleaded for leniency, saying he has ulcers and ten children under his care, but the judge turned a deaf ear to his plea. The convict was whisked off to Lira Central Government Prison waiting for transfer to Luzira Prisons in Kampala.

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